Today’s guest post is from Kate Murray, Tom Rieger and Hana Beckerle, leaders of the FADGI working groups at the Library of Congress.
The Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) is thrilled to announce that it is a finalist for the prestigious Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) 20th Anniversary Award! The DPC 20th Anniversary Award celebrates a continuing, substantial and impactful contribution to the digital preservation community in any form, over the last 20 years. FADGI certainly fits this bill!
What first started in 2007 as an idea to bring together emerging scanning and digitization expertise from US federal agencies has evolved into a global model for knowledge and resource sharing that not only benefits the cultural heritage community but also service providers and manufacturers.
FADGI comprises two working groups – one focused on Still Images (textual content, maps, paintings, and photographic prints and negatives) and the other on Audio Visual content (sound, video and motion picture film). It is supported by The Library of Congress but relies on its 20 member institutions, expert consultants and dedicated colleagues to do its work.
FADGI’s sustained impact on the digital preservation landscape is significant including free and open access to its well-researched guidelines and support for tools, including open source applications, to implement the guidelines. Its body of work covers the prominent “Star Rating” imaging guidelines, embedded metadata guidelines and tools, file format research and more. Read more about FADGI’s work right here on The Signal.
Winners will be announced at the iPres 2022 International Conference on Digital Preservation in Glasgow Scotland in September.